Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority
|Formed||7th December, 1982|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Pakistan|
Jinnah International Airport
|Annual budget||27 billion PKR (as of 2012)|
|Agency executive||Mr. Muhammad Ali Gardezi (Secretary Aviation / Chairman PCAA Board)|
|Parent agency||Aviation Division,
Government of Pakistan
Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) (Urdu: پاکستان سول ایوی ایشن اتھارٹی) is a regulatory authority, which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in Pakistan. Nearly all civilian airports in Pakistan are owned and operated by the PCAA. PCAA's head office is situated in Terminal-1 of Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.
PCAA is a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Pakistan's Airspace is divided into two Flight Information Regions (FIRs).
- Karachi FIR
- Lahore FIR
Air Crash Investigations
PCAA safety investigation board held two air crash investigations. 
According to Service Performance Survey (SPS), a recent survey conducted by Singapore Airlines, the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore is ranked the world’s leading airport in terms of service performance out of 18 airports from around the world, including Dubai Airport, Cape Town Airport, Mumbai Airport and Campbell Town Airport UK for its good terminal services and effective management.
Major traffic flows by airport
The following table provides details of the major traffic flows by Airport in Pakistan in terms of passenger numbers, aircraft movements, cargo as well as mail during the year 2007. The results were collected by the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan
|Airport||Aircraft movements (Number)||Passengers (Intl & Domestic)||Cargo handled (M. Tons)||Mail handled (M. Tons)|
|Jinnah International Airport - Karachi||52,990||6,081,448||169,124||2,953.13|
|Benazir Bhutto International Airport - Islamabad||48,110||3,035,966||53,950||579.67|
|Allama Iqbal International Airport - Lahore||39,634||3,091,590||74,664||1,683.79|
|Bacha Khan International Airport - Peshawar||13,234||890,942||10,537||47.98|
|Quetta International Airport - Quetta||2,736||284,829||1,513||32.42|
|Multan International Airport - Multan||19,379||240,573||1,273||49.52|
|Gwadar International Airport - Gwadar||1,507||29,379||63||1.15|
|Faisalabad International Airport - Faisalabad||2,832||189,339||971||30.70|
Civil Aviation Training Institute (CATI), Hyderabad works under Civil Aviation Authority. CATI is accredited by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and is member of ICAO TRAINAIR programme.
Civil Aviation Training Institute (CATI) provides training in the disciplines of :
- Air Traffic Services
- Electronics Engineering
- Communication Operations
- Aviation Management & Administration
- Rescue and Fire Fighting Services
- Electromechanical Engineering
The institute was established in 1982 to fulfill training requirement of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority and that of the fellow countries of the region.
- List of airports in Pakistan
- List of airlines of Pakistan
- Civil Aviation Training Institute
- New Islamabad International Airport
- Airblue Flight 202
- "Contact Us." Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan. Retrieved on 3 May 2010.
- Statistical Information of CAA Pakistan PCAA Pakistan, assessed 08-03-2009